Trek Announces New 29er Session 9.9 DH Bike

Trek has just announced their new Session 9.9 DH bike, and while the new frame will be available with 27.5″ wheels as well, they are also releasing a 29er model. Following quickly on the heels of Santa Cruz and Intense who’ve both just released 29er DH bikes, we’re seeing the big wheels make a rapid …

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Finally, a Pair of Reliable Shoes: The Northwave Outcross Plus Mountain Bike Shoes

I’ve had a front-row seat to an interesting product trend over the past couple of years: mountain bike shoes that are marketed for “enduro” mountain biking that simply don’t endure. Rather, I’ve used no less than 6 pairs of shoes from 4 different brands that either failed on me completely or wore out rapidly during testing. This is …

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How to Prevent Leg Cramps When Mountain Biking // Tips to Avoid Cramping

As temperatures start to rise, many mountain bikers–myself included–are dealing with a sore point: muscle cramps. While muscle cramps are fairly common and mostly benign, they can be painful and annoying to deal with during a mountain bike ride. This article will briefly discuss common causes of leg cramps, and will offer tips for preventing and dealing …

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Watch: FSA SL-K Carbon Wheel Review

Full Speed Ahead, better known as FSA, has been extremely successful making carbon components such as cranks, bars, stems, and carbon road wheels, and they have used their knowledge to produce a line of mountain bike wheels.  This line up consists of their XC Race wheel, the K-Force; the XC model, the SL-K; and the trail-oriented …

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